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PHIL - Philosophy Courses

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PHIL 201
3.00 cr.
Logic and Critical Thinking

This course focuses on the construction and evaluation of logical arguments, with applications to civic awareness and involvement. Attention is devoted to formal logical analysis, including syllogisms and basic symbolic logic, as well as effective written communication.

PHIL 202
3.00 cr.
Introduction to Philosophy

This course introduces the basic methods of philosophy by studying the traditional problems of philosophy. Emphasis is placed on developing skills of reading and analyzing philosophical writing, and executing analytic critiques of basic philosophy texts.

PHIL 204
3.00 cr.
Ethics

Through exposure to Western moral philosophies from antiquity through the postmodern era, students explore the foundations of ethical standards and judgments. These perspectives are then applied to the analysis of contemporary moral debates and ethical case studies.

PHIL 330
3.00 cr.
History of Western Philosophy I

A survey of the development of philosophy, beginning with the Pre-socratic philosophers through Thomas Aquinas. Major emphasis is on Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, and Aquinas.

PHIL 331
3.00 cr.
History of Western Philosophy II

A survey of the development of modern philosophy, extending from Nominalism to the present. Special emphasis is placed on the development of rationalism and empiricism, with readings focusing on Descartes, Hume, and Kant.

PHIL 450
3.00 cr.
Philosophical Readings

A close reading of two major philosophical texts each semester. Selections vary; course may be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: PHIL330 or PHIL331 and consent of instructor.